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Hamilton grave site at Trinity Church, Manhattan.

AHA Society Sponsors Tributes to Alexander Hamilton

By Nancy Spannaus July 15, 2018—The second day of Celebrate Hamilton 2018 (July 12) featured two moving tributes to Alexander Hamilton in Lower Manhattan. Both were organized by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness (AHA) Society, as part of a four-day commemoration around the anniversary of Hamilton’s death on July 11, 1804 […]

by July 15, 2018 News
Nancy Spannaus (Center,front) in the crowd at the Hamilton Memorial, Weehawkin, New Jersey, on July 11, 2018

AHA Society Commemorates Hamilton at Weehawken

  By Nancy Spannaus   July 12, 2018–A couple dozen people gathered at the Alexander Hamilton memorial in Weehawken, New Jersey last night, to start several days of celebration of the life of the murdered Founder.  He was killed on July 11, 1804 in a site just down the cliff […]

by July 12, 2018 History, News
Synthetic rubber production underway.

Creating New Industries from Scratch

The following is part 3 of a series on Lessons for a Recovery: The WWII Economic Mobilization. Part 2 appeared June 19. Part 1 was published May 18. By Stuart Rosenblatt Thanks to the foresight and efforts of President Roosevelt, Jesse Jones, and others, the United States was already in a […]

by July 10, 2018 Commentary, History
New York City's "Billionaires' Row"--It's not the real story.

The Parasite is Devouring the Host: Which Will We Save?

By Angela Vullo July 5, 2018–If you believe the Trump Administration, the media, and some pundits, the U.S. economy is in the midst of a never-ending recovery, best demonstrated by the continuing rise of the financial markets.  But if you peer just beneath the surface, something entirely opposite emerges:  we […]

by July 5, 2018 Commentary
Statues of the Lincoln-Douglas debate in Alton, Illinois. (Nancy Spannaus)

The Fruits of True Freedom–Happy Fourth of July!

By Nancy Spannaus July 4, 2018—Today we celebrate the Declaration of Independence, which was a watershed in world history, as well as the cornerstone for the founding of the United States. This soaring and revolutionary declaration of principle is the bedrock upon which the subsequent Constitution was created, and which […]

by July 4, 2018 Commentary
Australian MP Bob Katter

Glass-Steagall Bill Introduced in Australian Parliament

June 26, 2018–The federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter on June 25 introduced a private member’s bill into the Australian Parliament to protect the economy and bank customers from dangerous financial speculation and predatory banking. The Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill 2018 is based on the USA’s successful Glass-Steagall Act. It […]

by June 26, 2018 Glass-Steagall, News
A Chinese electronics factory, one of the targets of the new Trump tariffs.

The Tariff Debate: It’s U.S. Credit Policy That Must Change!

By Nancy Spannaus June 25, 2018—In his Report on the Subject of Manufactures, and elsewhere, American System founder Alexander Hamilton made it clear that the government’s responsibility in this area should be to foster technological advances and adequate supply in the industries crucial to the nation’s national defense and general […]

by June 25, 2018 Commentary
The rise of bank profits may skew the ABA's perception.

The ABA Is Ecstatic: What Are the Bankers Smoking?

By Nancy Spannaus June 22, 2018—In a June 21 release, the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association (ABA) declared that the U.S. economy was “fundamentally strong.” While making a nod toward possible disruptions from the ongoing trade conflict, the 16 economists from the major money-center banks who make […]

by June 22, 2018 News
A lathe operator during the economic mobilization for World War II.

Producing a Machine Tool Revolution

By Stuart Rosenblatt June 19, 2018—The following is part two of a series dedicated to “Lessons for a Recovery: The WWII Economic Mobilization.” Part one appeared on May 18, and can be found here . The summer of 1940 witnessed a dramatic escalation of the U.S. war effort, thanks to the […]

by June 19, 2018 Commentary, History
The Washington Revels perform at Great Falls National Park. (Nancy Spannaus)

Celebrating the C&O Canal and Its Workers

By Nancy Spannaus June 18, 2018—This post is inspired by the event you see in the picture—a performance of Songs of the Canal and the Sea by an ensemble from the Washington Revels , a very talented musical troupe, on Sunday June 17 at the Great Falls National Park (on […]

by June 19, 2018 Commentary, News